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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents....

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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents. Chrysler refused to recall the Jeeps when the NHTSA first asked. Chrysler has now had a change of heart and has agreed to recall 2.7 million SUVs.

The fire issue with certain Jeep models has been linked to 51 deaths from post-crash fires. I can only imagine the liability that Chrysler will be open to if a defect in the vehicle's design is linked specifically to those 51 deaths. Chrysler has announced a voluntary campaign to repair certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles with fuel tanks that are mounted behind the rear axles.

On June 4, Chrysler refused to institute the recall when originally requested by the NHTSA. At the time, Chrysler said that the vehicles did not pose a safety risk. However, the NHTSA has the legal authority to force a recall and apparently, Chrysler realized that one way or the other it would be forced to recall the vehicles. Chrysler still maintains its vehicles are safe and well designed. “Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles,” the company said.

 
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2015 Toyota Sienna Price Jumps $1,680 Over 2014 Model

Sep 2 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

With a revised interior and a refreshed front end, Toyota hopes to draw families to its 2015 Sienna minivan. The starting price, however, might have them thinking twice: The 2015 Sienna starts at $29,485, including an $885 destination charge. That's a price increase of $1,680 over the 2014 Sienna L base model ($27,805). Related: Toyota Releases Details on Updated 2015 Sienna However, the base Sienna's price is less than the 2015 Honda Odyssey ($29,805) and the 2015 Chrysler To ...
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets power increase, minor tweaks for 2015

Sep 2 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Jeep As a brand within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, SRT may have an uncertain future, but it's pumping out some seriously mean machines anyway. The supercharged Hellcat V8 may be gobbling up most of the headlines with its 707 horsepower, but even the Grand Cherokee SRT is getting some small updates for the 2015 model year. Most importantly for many enthusiasts, the Grand Cherokee SRT is getting a slight power bump. Don't expe ...
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Chrysler Group's hot streak putting heat on competition

Sep 2 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: Automotive News

As Jeep benefits from consumers' renewed attraction to SUVs, Chrysler Group also has been aided by strong demand for Ram pickups and Town and Country minivans. That helped propel its U.S ...
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2015 Ford F-450 Meets SAE Tow Standard, Ram Refuses To Rescind Top Title

Sep 2 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ford has adopted the SAE J2807 towing-capacity measurement standard for their F-450 crew cab 4x4 pickup and maintained its insane 31,200 pound rating. They really want to end this "best-in-class " dispute with Ram, but Chrysl ...
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Chrysler Group's hot streak putting heat on the competition

Sep 2 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: Automotive News

As Jeep benefits from consumers' renewed attraction to SUVs, the company also has been aided by strong demand for Ram pickups and Town and Country minivans. That helped p ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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Dodge Challenger A/T Concept

Sep 1 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Now that the Hellcat engine and its 707 horsepower has been introduced, it’s safe to say the 2015 Challenger is the most powerful, factory-build muscle car. But while the ink is still wet on the Challenger Hellcat and its outstanding performance figures, a brand-new concept is here to give Chrysler’s muscle car a totally new meaning. Meet the Challenger A/T Concept, the all-terrain pony that could ...
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Toyota Sienna

Aug 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota Sienna is a family-friendly minivan that boasts features like all-wheel drive and airline-style second-row seats, features its competition doesn't offer. A relatively stylish and economical offering in its segment, the Sienna is a rival for vans like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Gra ...
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Fiat Chrysler sees New York stock market debut on Oct. 13

Aug 30 2014 8:52am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles aims to list shares in the newly merged carmaker in New York on Oct. 13, CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday, adding that a decision on any capital increase wo ...
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Fiat Chrysler sees New York stock market debut on Oct. 13

Aug 30 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles aims to list shares in the newly merged carmaker in New York on Oct. 13, CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday, adding that a decision on any capital increase would be made at the end of ...
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Alfa dealers urged to offer luxury services

Aug 29 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group expects Alfa Romeo dealers to provide luxury services -- such as home pickup and delivery for repairs -- despite having only a handful of cars t ...
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